About Me

Welcome! My name is Nicole DeSalvia and I'm a Senior Physical Education major at SUNY Cortland. I look forward to a long and rewarding career in Physical Education. I've been a member of the Women's Club Lacrosse team here at SUNY Cortland since my freshman year, and a captain since my junior year. I love working with children and learning about the human body and the numerous benefits of physical activity and their correlation with mental capabilities. I've recently been involved in working with children and young adults with disabilities and find this to be rewarding, challenging and exciting new experience.

Standard 3

Initial PETE Standard 3
Standard 3: Planning and Instruction

Physical education teacher candidates plan and implement developmentally appropriate learning experiences aligned with local state, and national standards to address the diverse needs of all students.

Artifact: Lab D Packet from EDU 255

3.1: Design and implement short and long-term plans that are linked to program and instructional goals as well as a variety of students needs. 

n EDU 255 for our Lab D I taught Zumba and compiled a packet with a block plan, task progression, and an end of the unit assessment. While creating the lab D packet I included a block plan, which goes over the warm-up, instant activity, lesson, assessment and closure over a twelve-day period. Included is also a scope and sequence. 
           Designing long-term and short term plans for a number of students is essential to keep in mind as a PE teacher because being organized and prepared is a key to being the most successful teacher you can be, thus insuring your students success. Having well planned lessons and activities that can be adapted due to varying ability of students. Being flexible and ready to accommodate to changing scenarios will go much smoother if a plan is already in mind.

Seen here is a reflection of my Lab D, as well as media, C-9 form, a transcript, lesson plan, and time coding:

(May 2011)

"After watching my videos and completing the Time Coding form, I see I still have some work to do. Although students got more than %50 activity, they were still being instructed for too long and had waiting periods. With more planning and practice I believe I can adjust my lessons to make things more efficient.

Regarding the C-9 form, there are some points that I missed or didn't quite cover thoroughly enough.I should have gone over safety a bit more instead of just reminding students to be aware of their space. I had a good instant activity that got students moving, and after bringing them in I successfully introduced myself. I missed out on checking for understanding with students after the demonstration, and also need to work on my feedback. I give feedback but very rarely is it congruent feedback. I encourage students and tell them they are doing a good job, but not specifically enough to students and I don't tell them exactly what they are doing a good job at. To see a detailed transcript of the lesson click here. This is one area I still need to grow in. I also had to face some tech challenges in this lesson. I had a nice powerpoint to show the class, but couldn't get it hooked up to the projector so it was only shown on the small screen of my lap top. This visual aid could have helped me in gaining more points on the C-9. One thing that surprised me while watching this video was my confidence. Usually I am very energetic and confident in my lessons and within class. I have to admit for this lab D I was very nervous. This was one subject I knew almost nothing about and was not familiar with. I knew a lot was riding on this final lab and I believe my nerves got to me a bit. But once again this is a learning experience, and although I didn't do as well as I would have wanted, I was exposed to teaching new skills in a new environment. I will only learn by doing and I'm very glad to have had the experience here at SUNY Cortland to better myself.

To see my content development form click here. "